The Leader in You – How to Be Your Authentic Self While Also Being Strategic to Get Results
So many people have a difficult time accepting the realities of their workplace today. The driving theme of this speech is that it’s irrelevant whether you like a boss, colleague, constituent, or donor. What is relevant, however, is navigating every situation to achieve the best possible outcome while preserving your integrity. This is the only way to prosper in your company. It all starts with you. True leadership is when you step into who you really are, when you discover, understand and embrace your own personal story. In addition to being your true self, successful leadership is also learning about the people around you and what they need. This combination enables leaders to create an environment and culture in which people offer their best selves to a team, partnership, or relationship in order to achieve desired results. This speech will share strategies and best practices that will help you become an authentic leader who establishes meaningful relationships in order to drive your career forward.
Leadership Creates a Feeling – How to Create a Modern Workforce for the 21st Century
Every company today is grappling with a staggering statistic — 50-70% of American workers are disengaged in the workplace. Clearly, the old masculine model of command-and-control leadership is no longer effective in this new environment; so a new leadership model must take hold in order to recruit and retain vital and vibrant talent at all levels of the organization. Indeed, as this speech explains, leaders today must be conscious about their behavior and its impact on others. More specifically, they must be self-reflective and try to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition, they must ask questions, not just provide answers, in order to build relationships and facilitate teamwork and collaboration. And, finally, they must bring out productive feelings in the people around them. When people feel valued, supported, appreciated, and understood, they do their best work. Based on Betsy Myers’ book, Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You, this speech will explain what leaders must do differently and better if they want a workforce that is both happy and profit-driven.
Engaging Men – The Way Forward for Women in Business
Most companies aren’t making real progress when it comes to gender equity today. Indeed, women’s issues often appear to be pushed to the side. Unfortunately, though, the old strategies and continuing lack of focus aren’t helping organizations recruit, retain and advance talented women. Women currently hold just 10%-15% of the senior leadership (C-Suite) positions in corporate America, even though they hold 50% of the middle-management positions. This speech offers a sweeping new approach for boosting gender equity in US companies — engaging men on behalf of women. In addition to offering strategies that will help men effectively mentor women, the speech will also show how to establish trust-based professional relationships between men and women that will lead us to a gender progress that has been elusive for so many years.
The Resilient Leader
Unfortunately, no one escapes life without occasional failure, heartbreak, betrayal, disappointment or unwanted change. But the critical issue is what we do and how we manage ourselves in the midst of this pain — whether it’s in our personal or professional sphere—that create a path to resilience.
Betsy Myers will explore this in an empathetic and path-breaking keynote speech that shows how resilient people lead themselves and others when life’s disruptive and disorienting changes invade their lives and take them down a rabbit hole of grief, anguish or disbelief. Myers will explain their commonality and how they ask themselves, “What is the gift in this troubling situation? What can I learn from it, and how can I help others?” She will also share a host of strategies and action steps that resilient leaders employ when they’re dealing with life’s setbacks. This informative and inspirational speech shows how the resilient muscle is built, and it exhorts people to become the leaders of their lives, in both good and bad times.
Leadership Lessons and President Donald Trump
Many books have tried to explain Donald Trump’s unique approach to management. But Trump’s leadership style wasn’t fully examined until recently, when he ran for the presidency. Now we have a much better sense of how this entrepreneur-turned-politician really operates.
What have we learned? And what leadership lessons can corporate executives garner from this extraordinary chapter in U.S. political history? These are the two central questions that will be addressed in a provocative keynote speech by Betsy Myers, a former advisor to Presidents Clinton and Obama.
In addition, Myers will explain why so many voters gravitated to candidate Trump. It’s too early to predict whether President Trump’s approach to managing and governing will succeed. But, as Myers will make clear, there are five core leadership take-aways from this president’s early success and failure with historical perspectives that corporate leaders can learn from as our nation’s newest occupant of the Oval Office begins his term of office.